Happy Tuesday! What are you reading this week?
I'm still bouncing between Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton and The Novice by Taran Matharu (which has now become a buddy read).
Let's jump into the first of today's blog memes.
First up, we have:
Tell Me Something Tuesday which is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where a wide range of topics are discussed from books to blogging.
This week's topic is 'At what point do you think a series has gone on too long?'
This is a tricky one. I've read some amazing series that span LOADS of books i.e the Throne of Glass Series and Harry Potter, so it's hard to pick a point where a series has gone on too long. I think it's more of a feeling.
If you start to lose interest in the plot or the characters, that's a major indicator that the series has gone on too long, but I suppose that can happen in any book, not just a series.
There are a few series that I've grown tired of, the Divergent series being the most obvious one for me. I'm not sure what happened there, I loved book one, tolerated book two and completely lost interest in book three; I just wasn't invested in the characters anymore.
The Mortal Instruments series was also a tough one for me to finish. As a romantic, I wanted more of the lovey dovey stuff, but felt like it took forever to get there. I enjoyed the magic and the characters but more than once, I almost stopped reading.
I guess it doesn't matter how long a series is, if the characters are compelling and grow throughout the novel, if the plot is engaging and ever changing, if the writing/voice is consistently good, I'll probably keep reading!
What do you think? Is there a point where you think a series has gone on too long?
Up next is the First Chapter, First Paragraph - Tuesday Intros meme.
This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Vicki, from I’d Rather Be At The Beach and the idea is to post the first paragraph (or two) of the first chapter of a book you are currently reading or that you want to read.
To fit with the topic of Tell Me Something Tuesday, I've chosen to share the first chapter of a six part series that I'm really enjoying. There are only 3 books out at the moment, and I can't wait to keep reading!
The old spellmasters like to say that magic has a taste. Ember spells are like a spice burning the tip of your tongue. Breath magic is subtle, almost cool, the sensation of holding a mint leaf between your lips. Sand, silk, blood, iron...they each have their flavour. A true adept - the kind of mage who can cast spells even outside an oasis knows them all.
Me? I had no idea what the high magics tasted like, which was why I was in so much trouble.
What do you think? Would you/have you read this?
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